Earn Free Continuing Medical Education Credit Online

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I*CARE offers free online CME credit through video courses that focus on patient-doctor communication. CME Certificates will be provided within 10 business days of completion.

Additional resources for obtaining CME credit

  • European School of Oncology Online Educational Resources - The European School of Oncology offers a distance learning program on the Internet called e-ESO. These sessions are CME and ESMO MORA accredited. CME credits are also recognized as Physician’s Recognition Award (AMA PRA category 1 credits) by the American Medical Association.
  • BMJ Learning - is the leading online provider of continuing medical education (CME) and postgraduate training for doctors and other healthcare professionals. Covering a range of clinical and non-clinical topics, the website contains over 900 online modules written by experts and peer reviewed. BMJ Learning is accredited by several authorities providing a quick and convenient way to earn CME credits.
  • MedPage Today is the fastest growing online destination for Clinicians seeking breaking medical news. MedPageToday.com is a trusted news service for physicians that provides a clinical perspective on the breaking medical news that their patients are reading. Free online CME available.

How to Obtain Free CME Credit   

NOTE:  MOST MODULES NOW HAVE ONLINE CME SUBMISSION:  

  • Select the course.
  • Read CME information (ACCME requirement).
  • Check "I have read and understand the above" box - video links appear  
  • View all the videos in the course.
  • Find "Applying for CME and/or RME Credit" (outside video window - right side of page).
  • Click and Complete "Registration, Evaluation, Post Test, Print CME and/or RME Certificate" form. 
  • Click submit
  • Print Certificate    

NOTE:  Culturally Competent Care, ACE Lectures, and On Being An Oncologist DO NOT CURRENTLY HAVE ONLINE SUBMISSION.  PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW FOR THESE MODULES.

  • Select the course.
  • Read the CME information (ACCME requirement.)
  • Check  "I have read and understand the above" box - video links appear.
  • View all the videos in the course,
  • Find "Applying for CME and/or RME Credit" (outside video window - right side of page).
  • Click and Complete "Registration, Evaluation and Post test Answer Sheet" pdf form.
  • Fax to the number on the registration form or scan and E-mail to: SECantu@mdanderson.org .
    • MD Anderson health care professionals - receive E-mail confirmation from our CME office.  Credit is posted to your CME transcript.
    • Not an MD Anderson health care professional? - Certificate mailed from our CME office within 10 business days (713-792-5357).

We recommend that you complete Fundamental Principles in Communication before moving to Managing Difficult Communication.

Please address questions about this CME program to Cathy Kirkwood, M.P.H. project director, I*CARE, at icare@mdanderson.org .

F undamental Principles in Communication   

Basic Principles in Communication Skills for Clinical Oncology

In this course, you'll learn about four useful communication strategies: CLASS, SPIKES,

EVE and CONES.

(13 videos - 1 hour 53 minutes )

This module has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM : Begin CME (Ethics) credits

Non-Verbal Communication

Dr. Robert Buckman discusses techniques for effectively using non-verbal communication. You will find how paying attention to non-verbal behavior in the clinical encounter can help you with the messages that you send to others.

(1 video - 24 minutes )

This module has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Begin CME (Ethics) credits

M anaging Difficult Communication   

"C rossroads"   

"Crossroads"

This module will show you a patient/physician interaction in which several choice points occur. These are points at which the content is emotionally laden and where the type of response the physician chooses can change the course of the interview and the quality of the interaction.

(10 videos - 55 minutes )

This enduring material has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility Begin CME (Ethics) credits

Accreditation/Credit Designation for Managing Difficult Communication Modules

This enduring material has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

You may claim AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM as indicated for each individual module or complete all of them for a total of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mr. Carter - Disbelief/Denial

In the following interactions with Mr. Carter, you will get to follow him throughout the course of his illness by way of observing the interaction between him and his oncologist at four stages of his disease: at his initial diagnosis, at a well-patient follow-up, at a point of disease recurrence and transition to palliative care, and at the end of life.

(8 videos - 41 minutes )

This module has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM. Begin CME (Ethics) credits

Mrs. Anderson - Clinical Trial/Recurrence/End of Life

Mrs. Anderson has been referred to a medical oncologist without much explanation for the reason. She is a candidate for a clinical trial comparing three different adjuvant therapy regimens. Here the doctor is seen discussing the clinical trial and then later in her illness dealing with recurrence and end of life issues.

(6 videos - 68 minutes )

Mrs Wright - Serious Illness/Sensitive Discussions

(2 videos - 46 minutes )

Source: www.mdanderson.org

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